Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Snickers vs Twix? We take a look at the similarities and differences between these two candy bars. Be sure to vote for your favorite (if you have one) between Snickers and Twix in our poll at the end of this article!
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Snicker vs Twix Comparison
Both Snickers and Twix are owned by Mars Wrigley.
Snickers came out in 1930 and was named after a horse that the Mars family loved. It was original called a Marathon bar in the United Kingdom, but its name changed to Snickers in 1990. In 2019, Mars briefly renamed Snickers in the U.K. back to Marathon to mark the 30 years of the name change to Snickers.
Twix was original called Raider and was launched in the UK. The UK market first enjoyed Twix in 1967. It took until 1979 for it to be introduced in the United States under the Twix brand name. The Raider name has since been changed to Twix in the U.K.
Snickers is much more popular than Twix when looking at 2019 data of people who consumed the candy bars. According to Statista.com, 42.55 million people in the United States consumed Snickers in 2019 whereas 20.4 million people consumed Twix in that same year.
When you look at the ingredients of Snickers vs Twix, you will notice two primary difference. Firstly, Snickers has peanuts whereas Twix does not. Furthermore, Snickers uses eggs where Twix does not not.
Snickers – Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Lactose, Skim Milk, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor), Peanuts, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Skim Milk, Butter, Milkfat, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Lactose, Salt, Egg Whites, Artificial Flavor.
Twix – Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, PGPR, Artificial Flavors), Sugar, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Corn Syrup, Skim Milk, Dextrose, Less than 2% – Food Starch-Modified, Salt, Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor.
Generally, you don’t eat a Snickers or Twix for their nutritional value. However, it is often important to know the nutrition facts of what you eat, to help maintain or strive to achieve a healthy body weight.
Snickers and Twix have relatively similar nutrition facts. Both have 250 calories with 12 grams of total fat. Twix has a bit more saturated fat and carbs, but has less sugar and sodium. Snickers is the better choice for protein at 4 grams vs 2 grams for the Twix.
When you compare Snickers vs Twix nutritionally, the nutrition facts do not greatly differ. Most people will not choose one candy bar over the other simply for better nutrition. This is especially true since these are candy bars and not some life changing power food if there were such a thing.
The nutrition facts are for the full size bars often found next to the grocery store registers.
|Serving Size||1 Bar (1.86 oz)||2 Cookies (1.79 oz)|
Based on the stores listed below, you will pay the same store price for a standard size Snickers or Twix when purchased at the same store. For example, you will pay the same price of $0.88 at a given Walmart for a Snickers or Twix.
However, prices vary when the candy bars are purchased at different stores. The average price of all the stores listed was $1.09. Walmart was the cheapest at $0.88 and Safeway/CVS was the most expensive at $1.39.
The prices are for the full size bars often found next to the grocery store registers.
|Snickers – 1 Bar (1.86 oz)||Twix – 2 Cookies (1.79 oz)|
Snickers Layers- A Snickers has a nougat center. If you are wondering what the heck is nougat, check out this video by Adam Ragusea for an excellent in-depth explanation. On top of the nougat are roasted peanuts and caramel. The outer layer is milk chocolate that covers the nougat, caramel, and peanut interior.
Twix Layers – The center of a Twix is a biscuit or cookie made of shortbread or ingredients similar to shortbread. On top of the biscuit is a generous layer of caramel. The biscuit and caramel are covered by milk chocolate.
Poll: Snickers vs Twix
If you had to pick between a Snickers or a Twix, which one would you choose? Vote for your favorite in our poll.